Katherine McGrath

Associate

415.848.7236

350 Sansome St, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94104

About Katherine McGrath

Katherine McGrath is an associate in the firm’s Government Practice Group and currently serves as Deputy Town Attorney for the Town of Corte Madera. She has experience advising public agency clients on legal issues related to the Brown Act, the Public Records Act, public finance, public works, land use, and code enforcement.

She serves legislative bodies and public officials by drafting ordinances and resolutions, developing effective legislative solutions, and by providing advice about open meetings and administrative proceedings.

Related Experience

Prior to joining Renne Public Law Group, Ms. McGrath was an associate at Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP. She was one of two 2016-2017 CROWN Attorney Fellows at the Sonoma County Counsel’s Office. The CROWN (Climate, Renewable Energy, Open Space, Water and Natural Resources) Attorney Fellowship was established in 2011 with a focus on environmental issues and has since expanded into to a general public law fellowship. Katherine supported a wide range of Sonoma County departments by providing legal advice and representation, negotiating and drafting intergovernmental agreements, and assisting with policy development and implementation.

During law school, Ms. McGrath interned at the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office and at AT&T’s Legal Services Department. She completed UC Davis School of Law’s Public Service Program and Pro Bono Program. Katherine also served as a senior notes and comments editor for the UC Davis Law Review.

Publications

  • Katherine P. McGrath, Developing a First Amendment Framework for the Regulation of Online Educational Data: Examining California’s Student Online Personal Information Protection Act, 49 UC DAVIS L. REV. 1149 (2016).

Education

  • University of California Davis School of Law, JD
  • Loyola Marymount University, BA, summa cum laude

Admissions and Courts

  • California